noraplan® lona, from nora systems, Inc. was awarded the Plus X Award, the world’s largest innovation prize for technology, sports and lifestyle products. The new rubber flooring attained three out of seven Plus X seals of approval: High Quality, Functionality and Ergonomics. noraplan lona received the most seals of approval and thus was also named the “Best Product of 2017” in the floor coverings category.
noraplan lona scored points for its durable and functional advantages, such as longevity, ecology and favorable life cycle costs, in addition to its sophisticated and innovative design.
The international and independent award jury, with representatives from 25 sectors, has chosen the winner of the Plus X Award since 2003. The High-Quality category is awarded to products of the highest durability and longevity. The Functionality category recognizes a product that goes beyond basic operations and performs particularly efficiently, while remaining user-friendly. Lastly, the Ergonomics category highlights the most people-oriented products that are easy to handle and comfortable to use.
“Over 600 well-known brands, including many floor covering manufacturers, participate every year in this competition. We were very delighted to have won the ‘Product of the Year 2017’ in the Floor Coverings category with noraplan Iona,” said Dirk Oswald, Product Manager for the noraplan product family at nora systems.
noraplan lona, whose name derives from the Spanish word for canvas, offers an original splatter design thanks to its entirely new manufacturing technology. The floor’s base color forms the foundation for the designer to bring inventive ideas to life with complementary kinetic colors. The effect on the room can vary substantially depending on the color combinations and perspective: The flooring surface can appear both structured and as a single color.